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Proposal Number: 6714

Domain: Healthcare

Theme(s): Trauma and Accidents Care

Supporting Central Government Agency: Indian Council of Medical Research

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 112.61

Principal Investigator: Prof. Ashok Kumar

Principal Investigator Institute: Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Co-Investigators:
Dr. Kailash Chand Gupta ,Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Prof. (Dr.) Deepak Agrawal ,Department of Neurosurgery, JPN Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Prof. (Dr.) Deepak Agrawal ,Department of Neurosurgery, JPN Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Domain: Healthcare

Project Title

Haemostatic bandages for trauma care

Project Images

Image Caption:Cryogel based hemostatic bandage

Web Abstract

Most of the deaths in case of accidents and trauma occur due to haemorrhagic shock and rapid blood loss i.e. bleeding. The currently available haemostatic agents (substances that prevent blood loss) are not much efficient, expensive and are unable to curtail microbial infection. Therefore, development of a low-cost haemostatic bandage with antiseptic and high blood absorption properties is highly desirable. Here, we propose to develop a novel polymeric haemostatic bandage by cryogelation technology. The swelling and mechanical properties of the bandage will be controlled by incorporation of a cotton mesh in the polymeric matrix. The developed haemostatic bandage will have antiseptic properties and capacity to stop blood flow immediately by inducing clotting.